To me, one of the great things about travel — even if it’s a short trip — is trying new spots, as well as trying different things at favorite spots. For me, food is often the most memorable part of traveling: I still dream of poutine I had at La Banquise in Montreal; soul food at Taste This in Baltimore; thin crust pizza in Chicago; pumpkin soup in Frankfurt-am-Main — and of course, beer; beer across the Netherlands; and on and on.
Several years ago, I had a day job that required occasional travel down to Philly. I would be down for a day or two every few months, including a conference, where I was in town for about a week. So I’ve gotten a good sense of the town — particularly Center City. But I still find myself discovering things I hadn’t known before, which is pretty cool in my book.
So if you didn’t instagram your meal, did you really eat it? This trip there were stops at Khyber Pass Pub, a bar I almost always find a way to stop at while in town; Green Eggs Cafe, a new favorite of mine in town; Johnny Brenda‘s for pre show food; Fergie’s Pub, a favorite Irish pub in Center City; and Tattooed Mom, one of my favorite dive bars in the city.